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WEBCAM November 2017
#1
Post webcam observations for November here.  Observations should start with a date and ‘jst’ time (Japan Standard Time) and camera(s).  Describe as best as possible what you see.  Contribute data such as weather conditions, work activities, TEPCO or local news reports, radiation readings, earthquake activity, or any information that documents events occurring at Daiichi.  Comments and analysis welcome.  Help keep an eye on TEPCO's disaster site.  

TEPCO Cameras
Cam1
Cam4

Cameras nearby
TBS-JNN
Tomioka
Iwaki
Direct network stream  Futabagun  http://stm.futabagun.jp/510.swf

Time Lapse Archives
Fukushima Daiichi
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"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#2
11-01 Tepco was very busy in the morning to start out the month.  When I started reviewing the recording file these two sparks on cam1 popped up right off.  I wasn't counting sparks but these were so bright I grabbed them anyway.  

   
   
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#3
11-01 another arch is attached to the framework completing the fifth ring segment.  

   
   
   
   

   
   
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#4
11-01 later that morning Unit 1 received another spray down.   The sprayer makes its way around r1 with a couple of refueling stops along the way.  Here it is on the southwest corner.  

   
   
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#5
11-02 The framework moves out from the assembled ring segments.

   
   
   
   
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#6
11-03 pm, I saw a bright flash of light on cam4, wasn’t sure what it was, maybe debris flying by or a bird caught in the light.  Not a spark; when I played back the recording it looked like a meteor burning up over the site.  Take a look at the 7 second video.  

11-03 pm 175345 meteor
https://vimeo.com/241226972



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#7
11-09  The orange crane in the foreground of cam4 appears most work days the last couple months while the roof cover goes on reactor 3.  Don't usually get to see what it moves but today I got a glimpse of one item being moved.  It might be a component of the fuel removal system (FRS).

Fuel Removal System Leaves Yokohama, Headed for Fukushima Daiichi-3
http://www.jaif.or.jp/en/fuel-removal-sy...daiichi-3/
Quote:Before the roof can be completed, though, a fuel removal system (FRS) must first be installed on the operating floor at the top of the reactor building. On November 5, the system was shipped from Honmoku Pier in Yokohama port, located along Tokyo Bay.

The FRS consists of both a fuel handling machine (FHM) and a crane. The FHM is designed to remove debris and fuel from the spent fuel pool in a safe and secure manner, as well as to minimize radiation exposure. Operations to remove the debris and fuel can be monitored by cameras installed on two manipulators. Various auxiliary tools (such as cables, rebar-cutting devices, and grippers) can be installed at the tip of each manipulator.

   

More activity on the top of r3.  I saw workers moving around during this operation.  
   
   
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#8
Hi Horse - been watching tepco put up side panels along the bottom of R1 and doing their usual spraying (your pictures from Nov. 1). Pics below show spraying R1 with man on the R2 rooftop and a dark smug that looks to be a problem area. Stormy weather waves and tepco always blocking out the view between R1 & R2, blue spark with grayed out area before the panels went up and even a few chemtrails in October.

   
   
   
   

The rad vapor colors inside R1 intensify before they spray again and tonight it looks like a faint but noticeable red spot/flare. 

   
   
   

Great catch on the comet video and thanks for all your time watching the webcams Horse.

 
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#9
Hi Cali, thanks for posting.  I thought the panels on r1 were recent additions.  Haven’t had as much time to watch the monitors; I’d seen the tool used to move panels in the morning and when I checked later they had added more panels.  The panels don’t look to serve much purpose except to keep us from seeing what goes on in there.  Good catch on the chem trails.  I’d seen a single contrail along the same flight path as your grab earlier this month.  

Nice blue spark pair you caught.  I read Majia’s comment on the sparks and had to chuckle at trying to catch a spark on the fly with a screen grab.  It would be phenomenal luck to catch one in a screen grab from the live feed.  It’s a little easier to grab them out of a recording.  

The recordings I make are a tool to help document what goes on at Fuku but the watchers are doing the important part.  I don’t have time to scan all the recordings.  I might notice a spark burst and count for an hour but what did I miss an hour or two later?  Some of the most interesting events are only on the screen for a moment.  Here’s a thanks to all the watchers still offering observations and comments on the blogs to keep Fukushima a nagging reminder in the public mind of what nuclear energy has done to our world.  

Spark report

11-04 051039 c4 spark

11-10 count is a lot less than last month with longer intervals between sparks.
 
11-10 212647 spark double.bmp
11-10 213312 spark.bmp
11-10 213826 spark.bmp
11-10 214916 spark double.bmp
11-10 215106 spark.bmp
11-10 215530 spark.bmp
11-10 220012 spark.bmp
11-10 220515 d.bmp
11-10 220518 d end.bmp
11-10 220904 spark.bmp
11-10 221034 spark.bmp
11-10 221151 spark.bmp
11-10 221704 spark.bmp
11-10 222008 spark 1f.bmp
11-10 223157 spark.bmp

13 sparks and a distortion.  

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#10
11-12 am the fuel removal system (FRS) is installed on the operating floor at the top of the reactor building.  Workers can be seen moving in and out of the black shadow of the roof cover.  The operating floor must be providing enough shielding for so many workers to spend that much time working above reactor three. There's what looks like a big blue tarp covering the top of the FRS, flashing color as it billowed in the wind while the FRS was being lowered.  It was later removed.  

   
   
   
   
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#11
11-17 10:00 I was watching the fuel removal system (FRS) moving into the roof cover opening.  
   
   

I noticed the sudden jerking of an earthquake on cam4.  10:03 cam4 jerks. saw cam1 move a bit too.   

M 4.9 - 46km SE of Namie, Japan
Time 2017-11-17 01:02:48 (UTC)
Location 37.221°N 141.405°E
Depth 40.7 km

2 minute video https://vimeo.com/243280124



Noticed the workers froze in place when the quake hit.  Watch in full screen and you should see their motion.  They started moving again as the shaking stopped.  Over an hour and a half later the FRS starts moving again.  
   

13:00 parts for a new crane.
   
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#12
Would love to see reports on the condition of the infrastructure and ground after earthquakes. My questions are: what are their criteria for checking the site for damages, are their inspections comprehensive or cursory, does anyone follow up after initial reports are filed? etc. etc. etc.. I worked for Pinkerton/Securitas mid '90s when the Napa quake hit and being a guard supervisor it was my duty to go check a bank that contracted our services. I was told to look for cracks and other anomalies in exterior walls, on the sidewalks and then to enter the bank and check all walls, corners, plumbing, electrical, fixtures, etc.. Later that day another inspection was done to follow up on my report and do a deeper review.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#13
Hi Pia, Horse - Didn't know about Safecast until now. Pia, you asked where is the Radiation Waste Incinerator one time, this report shows where everything is on page 11.
   

Intro:
"Safecast is a volunteer driven non-profit organization whose goal is to create useful, accessible, and granular environmental data for public information and research. Begun in response to the nuclear disaster in Japan in March, 2011, Safecast collects radiation and other environmental data from all over the world. All Safecast data is published, free of charge, under a CC0 designation.

Safecast is apolitical, and takes no position either for or against nuclear power. Safecast is pro-data and committed to giving people accurate information they can use to help make their own informed decisions. Safecast is funded by individuals, grants, and charitable foundations, however financial contributors and donors have no input on Safecast methods or mission.

Data is collected primarily via the Safecast sensor network. Measurements are taken free of charge. Safecast does not assign volunteers areas to be measured, but each data contributor is free to measure areas they consider worthwhile."

Safecast just posted a detailed report "Issues at Fukushima" 
https://blog.safecast.org/2017/11/safeca...available/
https://report.safecast.org/Report2017%2...-Final.pdf

Volunteer radiation readings from Safecast.
http://safecast.org/tilemap/?y=34.128&x=...10&l=0&m=2

Horse - I was recording on Wednesday 15th (or Tuesday?) around 10:30am MST and the Flashback Express Recorder didn't save my recording for some reason so if you wanted to check out that day, they were installing a big green object on cam4 and the men were really close. Was interesting to watch. Normally I take a quick screen shot but didn't this time. Great catch on the earthquake vid!

 
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#14
Hi ya, Cali, good map.  Would be nice to put that in the references.  When I tried to zoom it in the pdf the lettering turned to mush, yours is readable.  On the Flashback recorder, if the recording gets interrupted Flashback will offer to allow me to recover the file when it restarts.  I've had some recording problems too recently.  On Tuesday, Microsoft released updates.  Comcast will reboot and leave me with hours of the last frame showing until I recycle the browser and find out how much I lost.  

11-14 08:30 to 11:30  recording gap that morning.

11-15 I noted a c4 spark and found three of them.  

11-15 041708 c4 spark.bmp
11-15 045321 c4 spark.bmp
11-15 051401 c4 spark.bmp

That morning I'd seen the green thing on the screen but I completely missed the workers until I went looking for your worker sighting.  Good catch, it was interesting to watch.  That's why we need more eyes watching.  Here's some pics.  

   
   
   
   
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